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Message from the President
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Message from the President

Life through music, an amazing world awaits you.

Music is a mysterious thing.
It allows us to express a special ‘something’ that cannot be conveyed by words alone.
Every society in the world possesses some form of music, and without it life would certainly lack color and depth.
To study music in earnest requires a great amount of effort and sacrifice.
While we all live within the constraints of time, is a life prioritizing efficiency, convenience and the pursuit of quick results truly what it means to be ‘alive’.
For example, if even for just a moment, the experience of music can let us feel what it is like to be really ‘alive’.
What’s more, learning to express that special ‘something’ through the daily practice and repetition of music helps forge the spirit and cultivate mental resilience.
Of course, making a life of music is no easy thing. At our school we will do our utmost to support you in the next step of your journey after graduation.
Even if you one day find yourself working in an industry unrelated to music, we are certain that the communication skills gained from relationships formed through music and the confidence cultivated by performing on ‘stage’ will go on to benefit you in the life following your 2 to 4 years spent with us.
As we approach our 100th year in 2015, why not come enjoy the rich, rewarding experiences we have to offer at the Osaka College of Music and Osaka College of Music Junior College.


History

1915

Osaka School of Music was opened by founder Koji Nagai in Shiomachi, Minami-ku, Osaka (present day Minamisemba in Chuo-ku)

1981

Reorganization of the Osaka School of Music Senior High School and Research Institute for Music and establishment of the Music Research Center (2 departments, 6 research rooms)

1926

Moved to Ajihara-cho in Higashi-ku, Osaka (present day Ajiharahonmachi in Tennoji-ku)

1989

The College Opera House (Koji Nagai Memorial Hall) was opened

1948

Osaka High School of Music was opened

1992

O Building (wind/string/percussion classrooms etc.) was completed

1951

Osaka Junior College of Music was established

1994

The Student Salon ‘Pause’ was completed

1954

Moved to its current location at Shonai-machi Noda, Toyono-gun (present day Shonaisawai-machi in Toyonaka)

2000

P Building (Millennium Hall and graduate school laboratories) was completed

1958

Osaka High School of Music was renamed Osaka School of Music Senior High School

2002

Integration of the Museum of Musical Instruments and Music Research Center and reorganization and establishment as the Museum of Osaka College of Music

1959

Osaka Junior College of Music was renamed Osaka College of Music Junior College

2004 Jazz and Popular Music programs established at the Junior College
1966

Research Institute for Music (currently, The Museum of Osaka College of Music) was opened

2008

Osaka College of Music Junior College is certified as a ‘qualified’ institution through a third party evaluation by the Japan Association for College Accreditation

1967

Advanced courses established at both the College and Junior College of Music

2009

Osaka College of Music is accredited as ‘certified’ through a third party evaluation by the Japan Institution for Higher Education Evaluation

The music departments of the Osaka College of Music Junior College are reorganized from 4 majors into 11 courses

1968

Graduate program of music was established

Osaka College of Music’s Museum of Musical Instruments was opened

2012

The music departments of the Osaka College of Music are reorganized into one department

New majors for classic guitar, jazz, and electronic organ are established

A classic guitar course and dance performance course are created for the Osaka College of Music Junior College

1980

K Building (Mizukawa Memorial hall) was completed

2014

A piano instruction course is added to the Music Department’s Piano Program at the Osaka College of Music

   2015

100th anniversary of the College’s founding

 

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